11 DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

11TEC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Paterson

Recommended Prior Learning

Students will have opportunities to develop digital outcomes of their choosing, as they further develop their understanding of fundamental computational concepts, and their knowledge of digital technology design.
Contexts students may use to develop their skills include:

- Web development, using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
- Virtual Reality creation and programming using Unity
- Game design, development and programming using Roblox or Minecraft for Education.
- Databases using JavaScript and Firebase
- Digital video creation and editing
- Digital music production
- Raspberry Pi projects
- Fundamentals of blockchain technology. 

Students will also explore key concepts in human-computer interaction. Prior knowledge or experience in any of the above is not required as this is an introductory senior year. 

The skills and knowledge acquired in this course will serve as a solid grounding for the Level 2 and Level 3 Digital Technology courses as well as for a future involving technology careers beyond school.



Students will have the choice of three broad pathways in the Level 1 digital technology course: Web development, Design, and “Hacking”. 

All three pathways will involve designing and developing a digital outcome of some sort. Mobile phone apps, Minecraft worlds, Websites, Videos and Digital Music are a few examples of possible projects.  

The Design pathway places an emphasis on considering outcomes which aesthetic and functional value for people in the real world. The Web developer pathway places emphasis on learning to code for the web and HTML, CSS and JavaScript are all part of the learning. The “Hacker” pathway involves students building their own computer with a Raspberry Pi using the Linux operating system, as well as learning how to store and manipulate data in databases that serve dynamic websites.  

There will be opportunities for students to work together and collaborate on projects if this is what they choose to do.  

The skills and knowledge acquired in this course will serve as a solid grounding for the Level 2 and Level 3 Digital Technology courses as well as for a future involving digital technology beyond school.  

Internal Assessment 16 credits. External assessment 3 credits.


Learning Areas:

TECHNOLOGY